Ocular Migraines and Cats

Today is going to be quick and dirty, since I’m trying to recover from an ocular migraine that snuck in early this afternoon. The medication is s-l-o-w-l-y working to alleviate the symptoms, but not fast enough for my tastes, so WYSIWYG when it comes to today’s post. Sorry about that. Tomorrow is going to be longer, I promise. (I hope. I was planning to prep tomorrow’s post today, and that’s gone out the window now, so we’ll see.)

We may be taking the outdoor kitty to the vet, which will more or less officially make him ours. He’s got some sort of swelling in his right front leg, and he’s barely putting any weight on it at all, so we’re awfully concerned about what’s going on. We’re going to keep an eye on him over the next day or so and see if we need to take him in. If we do, we’re going to need to buy a carrier for him – he’s a fairly big cat, and he won’t fit comfortably in the one we have for Two Socks. The former downstairs neighbors might be devastated to hear that we’re laying claim to yet another cat they want, but we can’t really help that – we’re not going to halfway care for the cat if we officially adopt him, and we’re not going to let him suffer for long without doing something about it, and we certainly aren’t going to invest in getting him into the vet and giving him a thorough once over with the intent of just handing him over once they decide on coming back to claim him. Problem with that is, he’s an outdoor kitty at heart and it would be the easiest thing to just come pick him up at some point without any sort of notice, regardless of whether we’ve got him tagged or chipped or what-have-you.

Anyway, migraine says stop for now. More on the migraine and the cat tomorrow.

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